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Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska/Polish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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Left atrial appendage mass: is it always a thrombus?

Hikmet Sahratov, Adem Guler, Mustafa Kurkluoglu, Fahri Gurkan Yesil, Murat Tavlasoglu, Faruk Cingoz

Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia 2016; 13 (4): 359-360
Myxomas are the most common benign tumors of the heart. Cardiac myxomas are found in the left atrium in 80–90% of cases and are often attached to the interatrial septum. Myxomas originating from the left atrial appendage are very rare. In this report, we present a patient in whom surgery was performed after the diagnosis of mitral valve stenosis, chronic atrial fibrillation, and a possible left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus (which was incidentally diagnosed as a myxoma).

left atrial appendage, myxoma, mitral valve

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